Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the San Fernando Valley

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Firefly in Studio City has a scrumptious new desserts menu featuring Old School Chocolate Pudding with chocolate chip cookies, malt balls and chocolate bark; Almond Brown Butter Cake with caramel mousse, pear jam banyuls caramel and rooibos ice cream; Apple Cranberry Crisp with cinnamon ice cream; Fluffernutter Sundae with strawberry jam ice cream, toasted brioche ice cream, peanut brittle, marshmallow cream and a chocolate shell.

Drink up bottomless mimosas at Prohibition Burger's new weekend brunch. Serve yourself orange juice and cranberry/pineapple mimosas seen above. Photo: Karen Young

Prohibition Burgers and Beer in Tarzana is now offering a brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Create your own omelette or scramble, served with potatoes or fresh fruit  and baguette toast ($9.25) or order a two egg special with beef, turkey, bacon or sausage and a choice of potatoes or fresh fruit and toast ($8.95). Accompany your meal with all you can drink mimosas—$10 a la carte of $6.50 with a food order.  If lunch calls your name, try a burger. Don’t miss the sweet potatoes fries laced with cinnamon and accompanied by a srichacha aioli.

Jonathan Chu opened his third rendition of Buddha’s Belly last week at the  Oaks Shopping Center in Thousand Oaks. Other locations are in West Hollywood and Santa Monica. This modern pan-Asian eatery covers  the gamut from Japan, China, Thailand, Korea and Vietnam, and has a full beer and wine list, as well as some very fun mixology cocktails. New to the Thousand Oaks location is a sushi menu. Eat indoors or out under a heated patio. There’s also a private room for parties.

And in the ever-changing Ventura Blvd landscape, Islands in Encino closed its doors suddenly this past Sunday evening with the only one comment from management — “we didn’t renew the lease.”  We’ll keep you posted on what is coming next.

Barney’s Beanery in Burbank has new dishes for a total of 700 menu items and 200 beers, including Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza, a Surf Burger, The Wing Trio (Spicy Hot, Sweet & Spicy Asian Style, and BBQ Wings). In addition, the menu features many gluten-free options for breakfast, Mexican dishes, appetizers, salads, chili, BBQ delights, soups, and more.  Also, through this last week in October, Sam Adams beer will be discounted.

The Six is bringing its Westside Pico roots to the former Spumante/Risotto restaurant space (across from Jerry’s Deli) in Studio City within a week or so.  This  upscale gastropub serves a menu that includes burgers, mac n’ cheese, mussels, pizza, and truffle infused fries.

Madeleine Bistro in Tarzana is expanding over the hill  to open a vegan sandwich, pastry, and ice cream cafe that will be located adjacent to the Westside Pavillion. They are currently raising funds to accomplish their goals on WePay, Inc. If funding permits they intend to add a beer and wine license and expand the menu to include artisan beer and wine, beer-floats, and wine flights paired with sorbets. So, if you are interesting in contributing, click here.

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of MyDailyFind.com. Email: karen@mydailyfind.com

About Karen Young

Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.